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The Philippines will not appeal the US refusal to grant it custody of a US Marine who is accused of murdering a Filipino transgender woman, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

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Several firearms found in the “kubol” (quarters) of Peter Co, one of the high-profile inmates in the New Bilibid Prison, were registered separately in the names of a congressman, a barangay councilman, a former candidate for representative and a government employee.

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The countdown to Christmas Eve has begun with the distinct Filipino tradition of Simbang Gabi. This year, INQUIRER.net is webcasting the Masses at the Church of the Gesu, inside the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo de Manila University. Thursday night’s celebrant: Fr Emmanuel L Alfonso SJ Choir: College Glee Club.

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed a P46.6-million tax evasion complaint in the Department of Justice against the birthday cake supplier and food caterer of the Ospital ng Makati (Osmak) and the Makati City Hall.

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Senate President Franklin Drilon called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to initiate a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States to revise its provisions on the detention and custody of a person accused in a foreign land.

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The Court of Appeals ordered the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to automatically refund consumers some P5 billion that it will recover from the National Power Corporation (NPC) and the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (Psalm).

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Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo went to the Makati Medical Center (MMC) Thursday afternoon to undergo a digital mammogram.

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